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Mendota Heights Police Seeking Vulnerable 15-Year-Old

[UPDATE: Late Friday evening, authorities said the boy was in phone contact with family and was heading home.]

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) -- Police are using a helicopter to locate a missing 15-year-old with health issues, though authorities updated that he is now in contact with a family member, and they no longer believe he is in the Dodge Nature Center area.

Additionally, ATVs, a drone, a bloodhound and multiple agents on foot are involved in the effort to find the boy.

He was described as Hispanic, with dark hair, no shirt, a blue backpack, and light-colored long pants.

"He is not in trouble and is not wanted for any crimes," the police department reported. "We have plenty of resources so please do not self deploy in the area to help."

However, the department asked that anyone who happens to see the boy should call 911.

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